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Host-Only networking with Virtual Box

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I've been trying to setup Host-only networking between my eCS guest and Mac OSx Host. I already have a bridged network for internet access, but wanted to access the host file system from the guest. In reading the docs I thought this might work, but I don't seem to get any connection. I'm thinking that I don't understand what I'm doing enough to set it up correctly. I setup a second adapter in the guest and assigned a fixed IP address. I assigned the Host-Only adapter in VBox and it assigned it an IP address. Is that the IP that I need to connect to from the guest? The docs say that the host should show a new adapter in it's networking setup, but I don't see any new adapter in the list. Has anyone gotten this to work?

posted Aug 19, 2013 by Ahmed Patel

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2 Answers

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For connecting eCS guest and Linux/Ubuntu host I use (s)ftp started from eCS, as it was easiest to set up. And for connecting to the internet I need/use SSH.

answer Aug 19, 2013 by Luv Kumar
Actually that is what I am using at present. I was just hoping for a way to do it without having to start up the FTP every-time I want to move files between the two.
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When you setup host networking, virtualbox has its own dhcp server. So, don't assign a static address to your second adapter, have do dhcp instead.

answer Aug 19, 2013 by Garima Jain
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